New\nDelhi: Former Jammu and\nKashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's daughter Sana Iltija Javed, who is now\nhandling Mehbooba Mufti's social media accounts in view of the latter's\ndetention, condemned the approval of the Citizenship Amendment Bill by the\nUnion cabinet on Wednesday, terming it as an indication that the country's\nBJP-led central government discriminates against those from the Muslim\ncommunity.\n\n\n\n"India\n- No country for Muslims," a message posted through the Peoples Democratic\nParty chief's Twitter handle claimed, hours after the Union cabinet cleared the\ncontroversial bill for tabling in the parliament. Peoples Democratic Party chief has been in\ndetention since August 5, since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under\nArticle 370 was scrapped. \n\n\n\nThe legislation, which\nseeks to make it easier for minorities from neighbouring countries such as\nPakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to obtain citizenship, has been accused by\nrights groups as well as opposition parties of being discriminatory towards\nMuslims. However, the centre has defended its decision, claiming that it is\nduty-bound to help "persecuted" minorities from surrounding\ncountries.\n\n\n\n"The Government\nof India's intention is clear and sinister. They want to change the demography\nof the only Muslim-majority state in India, disempower Muslims to an extent\nwhere they become second-class citizens in their own state," a tweet\nposted through the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister's Twitter handle\nread hours after Jammu and Kashmir's special status was scrapped four months\nago.\n\n\n\nMehbooba Mufti,\nNational Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar continue to remain\nin "precautionary detention", and there is no clarity on their likely\ndate of release.\n\n\n\nThe Citizenship\nAmendment Bill aims to grant Indian citizenship to people from six communities\n- Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists and Parsis -- who had migrated to\nIndia without valid travel papers or whose documents have expired. The bill\namends a 1955 law to grant exemptions to illegal migrants from these six\ncommunities who reached on or before December 2014.\n\n\n\nDefence Minister\nRajnath Singh had justified the proposed legislation on Tuesday, saying that as\nthe three neighbouring countries were essentially Islamic, their non-Muslim\ncommunities often found themselves subjected to religious persecution.